Blacknight signs €4m data centre deal with BT

29 Jun 2016

The deal with BT will enable Blacknight to focus on its European and global growth ambitions

Carlow-based web hosting specialist Blacknight has signed a €4m deal with BT that will see it move a large part of its data infrastructure to BT’s data centre in Citywest, Dublin.

The move will enable Blacknight to expand its ability to provide co-location and cloud-based services to customers in Europe and around the world.

Blacknight is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and hosting company that, as well as servers and co-location, specialises in Microsoft Windows and Linux-based cloud applications.

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“This is a significant investment for Blacknight, which will enable us to completely refresh and enhance our data infrastructure and expand our network capacity,” said Michele Neylon, CEO of Blacknight.

BT operates a 183,000 sq ft carrier-neutral data centre in Citywest.

“Blacknight’s multi-year commitment to BT services is a testament to our ability to deliver resilient and reliable data services and connectivity that our clients can trust,” said Peter Evans, director of wholesale and strategy at BT.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years